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Chase the sun across the globe in search of some winter sun. Soak up the Caribbean rays, warm up in the Indian Ocean, laze around in Europe, take a fly-drive across the states or indulge in an exotic Middle Eastern retreat.

Winter sun can be found all over the world, so have a look at our holiday finder to see where is hottest in October to January. Leave the cold behind and enjoy days lazing on the beach, exploring new cities and sipping cocktails by the pool. Our winter sun holidays will chase those seasonal blues away.

Take a look at our top winter sun destinations

From the USA to the Middle East, choose from our favourite places to get some winter sun.

Find winter sun in Europe



Get some Mediterranean winter sun on holidays to Cyprus – the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite. Choose from lazy days at the beach in Limassol, discovering ancient worlds in Paphos or gorging on fresh seafood on Larnaca’s captivating promenade. Year-round sun, fascinating cities and a welcoming populace will make your stay unforgettable.

Learn more about Cyprus

Enjoy a winter break in the USA



From city breaks in Miami and wild rides in Orlando to lazing on the beaches of the Gulf Coast, the Sunshine State has it all. With almost year-round sunshine, escape to Florida this winter and enjoy family fun in the many theme parks, world-class golf courses and the famous southern hospitality.

Flights to Miami from €622 return

Take a break in Florida


California in the winter is incredible, with epic road trips, stunning National Parks to explore and even skiing at Lake Tahoe. Visit Los Angeles, home of Hollywood’s glitz and Santa Monica Beach or venture to San Francisco’s beautiful streets. Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to Napa Valley, deep into wine country.

Flights to Los Angeles from €542 return

Find out about winter in California

Find winter sun in the Indian Ocean & Middle East

Find some winter sun in the Caribbean



While not as hot as other destinations, Europe still has some cities which give some great opportunities for winter sun. Pleasantly warm rather than scorching hot, they’ll be plenty of sunshine to enjoy.

North America.

North America

Less crowds, cheaper hotels and shorter queues at the attractions! The winter season is certainly the most desirable time to visit destinations like Hawaii and Las Vegas when temperatures are cooler.

Punta Cana.

Caribbean & South America

A tropical climate and laid back lifestyle is the perfect antidote to falling temperatures elsewhere – hovering in the high 20s, the sun blazes down for eight hours a day.

Cape Town.


This is a lovely time of year to explore the souks or sites and relax by the pool. Winter temperatures rarely fall below 20c and the nights in Africa are pleasantly cool.

Middle East.

Middle East

The Middle East has a near perfect winter-sun climate – you can expect daytime temperatures in the mid to high 20s, sunny skies and the very occasional burst of rain (if you’re lucky).

Indian Ocean.

Indian Ocean

To experience the Indian Ocean at its best, you need to relax on soft white sands, snorkel in calm waters and take in the most colourful sunsets ­– the winter months are the perfect time to do just that.


Far East & Australia

It’s not just the warmth of its people that’s particularly alluring at this time of year. A European winter is their summer – the rainy season is over, the temperatures are high and the sun shines for longer.

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